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Italian media published excerpts from a book by German Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, who won the position of a bishop without a diocese accusing Pope Francis In it with accusations including nepotism, he said that Francis surrounded in Vatican With “a kind of magic circle made up of people unqualified theologically from my point of view,” he was quoted by newspapers, including the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

Müller added that the pope prefers these people “who are even used to appoint bishops and cardinals” over institutional channels.

It is noteworthy that Mueller is one of three German cardinals allowed to participate in choosing the new pope during a secret meeting. Mueller was close to The late Pope Benedict XVI In 2012, he was appointed dean of the powerful Romanian Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Francis withdrew Mueller from the deanship of the synod in 2017 after one term in this position. Mueller told Vatican expert Franca Giansolati that the impact of Francis’ decision was for him “like a bolt of lightning that came out of a clear sky.”

Mueller’s book will be published in the coming days, titled “In Good Faith”.

It is noteworthy that Mueller was born in the German city of Mainz, and he is a former bishop of the city of Regensburg.

Mueller was charged the pope He also dealt with priests affiliated with him who had been convicted or prosecuted for crimes sexual violationless than the way he treats others. Mueller believed that the Italian Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Picchu “was humiliated and punished in front of the whole world without having a chance to defend himself.”

The Italian cardinal is currently on trial in a financial scandal involving the improper purchase of a luxury home in London.

Kh.S/P.S. (DPA)

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